Simone von Stockhausen

She raises awareness for the dignity of individuality and natural beauty.

Simones mixed media collage-works are about questioning the man-made perfectionism.
She uses a mix of various techniques from the fields of acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and graphite. Using the example of the fashion industry, the artist places human models and machine-made mannequins on a corresponding level, which culminate in the development of artificial intelligence, the humanoid robot world. Humans are degraded into puppets and compete with mechanical creatures to cope with the ever-increasing degree of perfection of today’s ideal of beauty in the age of mass production, mass consumption and digitization. However, with this evolving development, one thing is completely lost: the personality of the individual – the personality of Homo sapiens. Nested, sometimes clearly visible, sometimes indistinct, the viewer discovers new fragments of words, fragments, and texts intended to make him think. The artist’s collages are reminiscent of the socially critical photomontages and collages by Hannah Höch.

Origin: German, born 1977
Medium: Collage, Mixed Media

Vita

Born 1977 in Essen, Germany.

2012 – 2018 ​ studies in Fine Arts, Mainz

Since 2009 independent artist, Mainz
2007 – 2009 ​ Europe-consultant of the Max-Planck-Society for the Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland clusters, Mainz
2005 – 2007 ​corporate council of the legal apartment of Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz e.V. / Geschäftsstelle, Bonn
2005​ trainee in the EU-Office of Federal Ministry of Education and Science, Bonn
2002 – 2004​ Legal traineeship, district court Bielefeld
Graduated: „Zweites juristisches Staatsexamen“
1996 – 2001​ University studies (Legal Sciences,​Universität Bielefeld)
Graduated: „Erstes juristisches Staatsexamen“

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'The collage works of the artist are a powerful rebellion against the beauty of our time. A socially critical postulate. Simone von Stockhausen questions our established value culture and our self-imposed perfection. Through the combination of everyday materials and impressions such as texts, photographs and drawings she creates - as Robert Rauschenberg once did - through parts of reality the proximity of the work of art to the real world. In a way, `{`her`}` images are advocates of humanity, of mindfulness of the ideals of beauty, and of digital advances in the age of mass production and mass consumption.'

Susanne Dereser Deputy Head of the SWR broadcasting company